Tagged: Reading is life
- November 15, 2016 at 11:29 am #8397
Though this is loosely tied to the Book Club Badge, you can review and share books that you enjoy here.November 15, 2016 at 10:37 pm #8452
Our next Book Club book will be China Mieville’s “The Kraken”. Mieville is a fantastic writer, who crafts these dense worlds populated by weird fantasy unlike Tolkien or “standard” fantasy. It’s something different.
The Kraken is his most approachable book, I think. (And certainly less alien than Perdido Street Station, my favorite book of his.) It’s been a couple of years since we’ve read it, so we’re looking forward to digging in again, to experience it.November 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm #8464
Shannell GutierrezMonster Scout
When will this book group review need to be posted? I love books/reading and look forward to being a part of this awesome group!November 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm #8466
Oh, this is just about sharing books that you enjoy, but doing a book review of your own. It can be posted any old time that you’d like.December 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm #8844
Diana ClarkMonster Scout
Am reading Kracken, but had eye surgery, so am anxious to continue where I left off, about 1/3 of the way through. It has a certain Douglas Adams feel to it that I am kind of enjoying. Please, Daniel, keep us posted as to when the next book club meeting is so that I am sure to finish the book in time!January 30, 2017 at 9:17 am #9111
Bob BeardMonster Scout
Has anyone read “A Natural History of Dragons”? It’s the first in a series of novels about a Victorian woman traveling the world to further the knowledge about wyrms, sea serpents, and dragons.
I was going to give it away at Shindig, but didn’t finish it in time. It is very enjoyable!May 4, 2017 at 7:36 pm #12249
Brandy HoughtalingMonster Scout
<p>I have recently just finished 1984 by George Orwell. While it is kind of break from my usual science fiction, it is an eye opening novel. Also while thought provoking, it was still a relatively easy read for my short attention span.</p>May 15, 2017 at 6:41 am #12825
I fell in love with The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks. It’s a graphic novel fantasy series for kids about a city that is conquered and renamed so many times that it ultimately has no name. A son of the ruling class (Kai) and a girl from the ruled class (Rat) become reluctant friends as Rat teaches Kai how to race and survive through the city. Self-contained story (no cliffhangers) that scratched my GoT and costume martial arts itch.May 23, 2017 at 5:35 am #13202
Also, if you’re looking for an all-ages series in the spirit of Monster Scouts, you really should be reading Lumberjanes. It’s a cross between Nancy Drew and Scooby Doo. My 9 year old daughter and I can’t get enough of it!June 7, 2017 at 8:09 am #14218
I’ve started a list of Monster Scout Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/112516.Monster_Scout_ReadsJune 7, 2017 at 11:36 am #14224
Toni MorganMonster Scout
Has anyone read “A Natural History of Dragons”? It’s the first in a series of novels about a Victorian woman traveling the world to further the knowledge about wyrms, sea serpents, and dragons. I was going to give it away at Shindig, but didn’t finish it in time. It is very enjoyable!
The series is on my reading list. I learned about the series recently at http://www.tor.com, one of my favorite websites for book recommendations. Can’t wait to start reading it!
I’ve started a list of Monster Scout Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/112516.Monster_Scout_Reads
Now I just need to create more hours in the day so I can get lost in some amazing books.June 7, 2017 at 11:48 am #14226
Toni MorganMonster Scout
I’ve collected some monster-related short stories from http://www.tor.com, for your literary enjoyment :)
Clockwork Fairies – http://www.tor.com/2010/10/20/clockwork-fairies/
I, Cthulhu, or, What’s A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9′ S, Longitude 126° 43′ W)? – http://www.tor.com/2009/12/28/i-cthulhu-or-whats-a-tentacle-faced-thing-like-me-doing-in-a-sunken-city-like-this-latitude-47d-9-s-longitude-126d-43-w/
Hero of the Five Points – http://www.tor.com/2014/08/19/the-hero-of-five-points-alan-gratz/ (steampunkkkk!)
Dragonkin (poem) – http://www.tor.com/2013/07/17/dragonkin/
Fabulous Beasts – http://www.tor.com/2015/07/27/fabulous-beasts-priya-sharma/
Good Night, Moon – http://www.tor.com/2010/10/13/good-night-moon/
Border Dogs: A SEAL Team 666 Adventure – http://www.tor.com/2013/03/12/border-dogs-a-seal-team-666-adventure/
Bonus… a web comic!
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